An interesting approach to eDiscovery is noted in the SF Chronicle’s Digital reef’s Founder Steve Aker to Moderate Panel on Cloud Computing.

The cloud in the world of litigation is still a scary place for many to tread.  The upcoming panel discussion SaaS based eDiscovery will either raise new concerns or lay to rest some old arguments.

Of the many techniques for controlling eDiscovery costs, none has a more compelling value proposition to companies, service providers and law firms than Software as a Service (SaaS). Yet there are many questions about the effectiveness, security and quality of eDiscovery in the cloud.

Controlling costs is a definite benefit for good eDiscovery management. Addressing the security risks is a major factor when looking into the cloud.  Of course, I stand my belief that an effective method of controlling costs and managing risks is through good front end use of information management protocols.